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  I really enjoyed some French frost recently. Firstly a massive hoar frost that seemed to cover all of France, then a light scattering while out walking one morning. I’m sure it’s a factor of getting old or having kids or something, but things like this are more beautiful than I remember them being when I was… Continue reading Untitled

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Part of my research and thinking at the moment, on what makes us all act so differently and believe such seemingly opposite things, is making myself aware of thing that ‘I myself don’t get’ or that I think are bad or wrong. Trying to let go of the idea that I am right about social issues… Continue reading Untitled

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The 340 is for sale! Tempted. It is a good runner after all.

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Classic beautiful packaging and the free dongle, but they don’t stay in my ear and they have a dangling cable, so as per my earphone user needs, I’m holding out for the black BeatsX Earphones which are pretty close to how I described my ideal earphones. Not out until autumn though so hanging on for them… Continue reading Untitled

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Noticed an interesting cycle lane change in local park. Previously the path was split in two by a big white line. Bikes on the right (of the picture above) and pedestrians on the left. Cycling through today I noticed the new surface and then central floor parkings suggesting shared use of the whole path. And… Continue reading Untitled

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Ella to Kandy on a long but beautiful train journey today. Stunning landscape and sights. Felt part Dr Zeus, part Studio Ghibli. Just so odd yet also familiar. Also funny how the train system here feels so British, except they do it with more style and emotion here I think. Also, dogs. They’re all over… Continue reading Untitled

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Noticed, holiday day three: Sri Lankan prefab structural posts look to be made in a mould lined with recycled paper. The remnants of the paper combined with the wobbles and imperfections caused by it gives each post it’s own personality. Given the new industrial aesthetic of exposed breeze blocks and concrete, these would give a… Continue reading Untitled

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Details noticed on our first holiday stop: Some nice bits of almost modernist concrete where we’re staying. Noticed different family member styles of taking sandals off. Neat mummy, casual daddy, whatever kids. And loving the braided palm leaf technique for roofing material. Would like to see how it’s done. Starting at one end (which?) or… Continue reading Untitled

Asphalt Archaeology

Asphalt Archaeology  A beautiful project and photos from Mikhail Mishin. I’ve captured similar in the past like this betting pen: Wish I’d continued to keep my eyes peeled. Such a nice collection of observations. The tones also remind me of this other pic:

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Writing (bad) poetry from the successive options given by iOS 8 predictive text.